- easy to deal with; eager to help or please; obliging.
Origin of accommodating
- to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige: to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
- to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with): The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room.
- to lend money to: Can you accommodate him, or are you short of cash?
- to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
- to furnish with accommodations, as food and lodgings.
- to have or make room for: Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?
- to make suitable or consistent; adapt: to accommodate oneself to circumstances.
- to bring into harmony or make adjustments or allowances for: to accommodate differences; to accommodate your busy schedule.
- to become adjusted or adapted.
- to become reconciled; agree.
Origin of accommodate
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Examples from the Web for accommodating
The law would also task a city staff member with accommodating complaints of discrimination from marginalized groups.Michelle Duggar Is Making Transphobic Robocalls
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Our family is fanatically loyal to accommodating businesses and avoid those that seem perplexed by us.Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom
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Where Don is confident and arrogant, Bob is servile and accommodating.Where ‘Mad Men’ Left Off: A Primer for Season Seven
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The good news is that governments and media of the free world are not proving quite as accommodating this time around.Putin’s Sochi and Hitler’s Berlin: The Love Affair Between Dictators and the Olympic Games.
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He will most often succeed in accommodating his sentiments to those of his conjoint.The Sexual Question
You wanted to go to sea, but he jumped at the chance of accommodating your desire with a vengeance.Chance
Even in his most accommodating mood he inspires a dread of treachery.The Mirror of the Sea
With an accommodating chaperon who knew no German, the couple could do and say what they pleased.Dreamers of the Ghetto
This military hospital is capable of accommodating 3,000 soldiers.The Stranger in France
- willing to help; kind; obliging
- (tr) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
- (tr) to oblige or do a favour for
- to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
- (tr) to bring into harmony; reconcile
- (tr) to allow room for; contain
- (tr) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
Word Origin and History for accommodating
"obliging," 1771, present participle adjective from accommodate.
- To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.